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Can't get shut of this fuckin' cold. A major-major pain in the arsehole. Still, it does mean one can legitimately drink before going onstage. Whiskey, hot water, half a lemon and a splash of honey (a Hot Toddy they call it - handsome!). Helps make it fun, at least.
Incidentally, I hate that word, 'Toddy'. It makes me feel uncomfortable, that and the word 'latte' AND the word 'bonkers'. The latter almost drives me to violence. We're in Belgium. I have no idea why. We're supposed to be in France. I'm in a hotel in Brussels. Called the "Amigo"? How very..erm, Spanish. Added to that I have a fuckin' didgeridoo in my room!! A fuckin' didgeridoo? It's a cultural mess. It's absolutely bastard bonk..oh, fuck off!!
In a bit.
via L4e / From Noel Gallagher's official Tour Diary on oasisinet.com
Seems like U2's 'Get on Your Boots' music video director Alex Courtes, who previously co-directed the music clips for "Vertigo" and "City of Blinding Lights" was visually inspired by the Oasis video for 'Shock of the Lightning' (dir. Julian House & Julian Gibbs).
The video for “Get On Your Boots” was supposed to premiere today on the Irish Independent web site, but as we all know by now … that didn’t happen.
Still, an unfinished version of the video has managed to somehow leak out online It seems the reason for the delay is that there are several scenes in the video where you can see a Getty Images watermark from the photos/images that appear behind the band. Can you say Ooops?
Check out the two videos below and let us know what your thoughts are, which one is your fave?
Get on Your Boots, U2
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Here's a look at The Ceasers who supported Oasis in Stockholm last night. Noel Gallagher pointed out this song " Kick You Out" on his tour diary :
" That band The Caesars have been opening up for us the last few nights. I've liked them for a while. They've got a few good tunes and 1 fuckin' belter called "Kick You Out". And a very smart, very good drummer..."
Now..I know there's a world financial crisis going on, but I went for a Chinese the other night in Oslo, right - and guess what? No fortune cookie! What the fuck is all that about? How is anyone supposed to plan for future events pertaining to one's personal situation if you don't know what the future holds? If the Chinese can't afford to put cryptic analysis of future events (with lottery numbers) on a strip of paper inside a bendy-biscuit then we are well and truly fucked!! I wonder if Obama can sort that?
Talking of whom - I see me and him are going head-to-head for an NME award. Burnin' Natty sent me a full colour page piece they ran about it in the Manchester Evening News. Ganja Prince remarked that it looked like a boxing promo poster. Apparently Obama's people have asked for a framed copy to put in the bog at the White House!
We were in Stockholm last night. That band The Caesars have been opening up for us the last few nights. I've liked them for a while. They've got a few good tunes and 1 fuckin' belter called "Kick You Out". And a very smart, very good drummer.
The crowds are getting younger and younger. Kids! Actual real kids.
Been watching MTV a bit on this tour (don't ask me why?). That Justin Timberlake is in nearly every fuckin' video - even his own! Does he ever have a day off?
France today. Dunno where. Some city that sounds like a baby-girl's name.
Mange tout, and all that.
via L4e / From Noel Gallaghr's official Tour Diary on oasisinet.com
Sweden's SVD gave last night's Oasis show at Globen Arena a fair 2 stars out of 6 rating while the readers seemed more thrilled with their performance giving them 4 stars. You can watch the pro footage shot by SVD here
Here's a fan's clip from the show:
Wonderwall, Oasis, Globen Arena - Stockholm, 01-28-09
There were no changes to the setlist currently used on the 'Dig Out Your Soul' tour.
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Oasis are nominated in Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album, Best Video and Noel Gallagher for Hero Of The Year. They’ll find out if they’ve won at the ceremony, which will take place at the legendary Brixton Academy on Wednesday 25th February, for what is set to be the rock’n’roll highlight of 2009
NOEL GALLAGHER reckons playing guitar steered him away from a life of crime.
The OASIS axeman, who lived in the Manchester suburb of Burnage as a child, tells Total Guitar magazine: “All the lads on the council estate I grew up with, apart from the ones that have settled down and have kids, they’re all still drug-dealing, going out being ****ing idiots.
“So, let’s put it this way, there’s one less criminal in Burnage because I picked up the guitar. There’s one less shoplifter in Manchester.”
The rockers are set to have some fun in the sun this summer — they’re headlining Spanish festival Benicassim.
They join KINGS OF LEON, FRANZ FERDINAND and PAUL WELLER on a bill that’s shaping up rather nicely.
And organisers promise more big names will be revealed in the next few weeks.
The bash takes place on the east coast of Spain from July 16 to 19.
Oasis, San Miguel and sunshine — now that’s a summer holiday.
From Noel Gallagher's official Tour Diary on oasisinet.com
Where've we been since last time? Fuck knows. Gothenburg last night. That much I do know.
Met up with some old friends. From that band "The Soundtrack Of Our Lives". They were dj'ing at some club. Pretty fuckin' rowdy, as I remember. Think there was a definite Viking element to the evening.
Met the Swedish cultural minister last night! Bit of a dude, by all accounts. Lord knows what shit I filled his head with. Sven Goran Eriksson probably.
Just on the way to Oslo. Norway.
I like Scandinavia . Very clean.
I must go. I think I'm starting to ramble.
In a bit.
PS: Still trying to get to the bottom of who had 1 glass of Port and a packet of cheese and onion crisps in Amsterdam the other night. Everyone's taking the 5th. The smart money's on the guy from Q Magazine though. We may never know.
Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher has declared that his guitar playing is "average at fucking best". And his mate Paul Weller even agrees, calling Gallagher's playing "rudimentary".
The two discuss guitar playing in an exclusive joint-interview in the new edition of Total Guitar.
Gallagher says of his playing: "It facilitates what I do in Oasis, know what I mean? I'm unfortunate enough that two of my best mates are Johnny Marr of The Smiths and Paul Weller. Those two are virtuosos to me although neither of them would admit it. On the electric guitar they're it. So if you're asking me how do I compare to those two – and I like to compare myself to the greats – I'm average at fucking best."
No "guitar god" "Bless him, but his playing is rudimentary" Paul Weller on Noel Gallagher"Bless him, but his playing is rudimentary," reckons Weller. "But Noel doesn't pretend to be a guitar god. He's very good at putting chords together and he's got a distinctive style in terms of his chord sequences and his rhythm playing. It's recognisable, I suppose…"
MusicRadar might disagree, to a point. These three Oasis tracks, at least show that Gallagher is a talented player with a brilliant ear for melody.
Live Forever There's nothing particularly complicated about the playing, but this is a melodic solo in the best sense – you can almost sing it.
Rocking Chair A rare acoustic solo by Gallagher, surprisingly fleet-fingered and with some effective alternate picking
Slide Away Though Gallagher admits to channelling the spirit of Neil Young for this Definitely Maybe track, when played live he extends it with some impressive bluesy bends and motifs.
Or are we being kind? Is Gallagher a good guitar player, or just a decent songwriter with limited playing talent? Leave your comments below!
Get the new edition of Total Guitar (out 28 January in the UK) starring a world exclusive Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller joint interview. Free with every issue, you also get a 36-page Beginner's Guide To Guitar.
Bonehead was guest star at 'Supersonic Night' organized by Italian Oasis fan site Wonderwall and took the stage with Oasis tribute band Radio Supernova for a rendition of Wonderwall in Rome over the weekend.
Oasis will be headlining this year's Benicàssim festival in Spain on Thursday 16th July. It will mark a triumphant return to the country, later this year, after the band's sold out dates in Madrid and Barcelona on their current, largest-ever European tour. It will also mark their third appearance at the festival.
Other artists confirmed for the festival include Kings Of Leon, Franz Ferdinand and Paul Weller.Tickets are now on sale through tickets.fiberfib.com.
For more information about the festival, click here!
Oasis collectibles from the private collection of Anders Larsen who some of you might know from the now closed online store Mistersifter.com have been put up for sale. All items are unique and originate from people who have worked with the band, such as designers, photographers, etc.
Oasis appear in seven categories including Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Album for 'Dig Out Your Soul' - along with a surprise nomination in the Worst Band booby prize category.
Speaking of Oasis' nominations, Noel Gallagher told NME.COM: "Seven nominations, you say? Is that all? I always knew my time would come in the Best Dressed Man In The World category."
Alex Turner is hot on his heels though, picking up six nominations with The Last Shadow Puppets, Arctic Monkeys and individually.
Kings Of Leon, MGMT Radiohead and Vampire Weekend have also been nominated in several categories, suggesting the results will be tight come this year's ceremony.
The winners will be announced during the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 ceremony, which takes place at London's Brixton Academy on February 25
The Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 Godlike Genius award is going to The Cure this year. They play a full 90-minute show at the Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26, along with Franz Ferdinand, Crystal Castles and White Lies
Check out who made the shortlist - then cast YOUR vote to see who wins HERE
'Falling Down', highlighted by reviewers as one of the best tracks on their latest album, the track will be released as a single on Monday 9th March (8th March digitally). The Noel Gallagher-sung track is taken from Oasis 7th studio album 'Dig Out Your Soul' which went straight to number one in the UK and top 5 in the US on its release last October.
The video for 'Falling Down' will receive its premiere on Channel 4 on 3rd February at 11.35pm (E4 9pm) and was directed by WIZ with whom the band have worked in the past.
Oasis have confirmed that the next single to be released from their latest album, 'Dig Out Your Soul', will be 'Falling Down'.
The single, the third from the LP, will be released on March 9 physically and March 8 digitally.
A video for the song is set to be premiered next week.
Gaz Cobain from The Amorphous Androgynous had previously revealed that Noel Gallagher had asked him to remix 'Falling Down'. The track has also previously been remixed by , appearing as a B-side to the 2008 single 'The Shock Of The Lightning'.
Meanwhile, Oasis recently revealed that Reverend And The Makers, The Peth and Twisted Wheel will be among the band supporting them on their forthcoming UK arena dates.
Thursday, January 29th, 2009 10:00pm to 11:00pm Oasis: Live From Manchester
Oasis: Live from Manchester captures the band on their second sold-out night at the home of their favourite team, playing a set that features some of the most powerful and well-known songs of the last decade, as well as tracks from the number one album Don't Believe the Truth. Repeat
Thursday, January 29th, 2009 11:15pm to 12:15am Top 10 Videos. The 10 greatest videos from Brit rock giants Oasis.
Avid News Room reader Liz Lomax recently completed this cool sculpture of one of her rock idols Noel Gallagher. Stay tuned for 'the making of video' she tells us but in the mean time be sure to visit her cool Blog !
From Noel Gallagher's official Tour Diary on oasisinet.com
Urgh! My head hurts today. Had a bit of a smash-up last night.
Where? But an Irish bar of course. Me and Cool Prophet were the last ones left at it - again! So I got left with the bar bill - which I've just found in my pocket. It reads as follows:
29 pints of Guinness 16 pints of Strongbow 6 pints of Jupiler (whatever the fuck that is!) 4 pints of Heineken 3 Gordon's gin 5 Sauza Tequila 12 Bacardis 11 Vodka Stolis 14 Jameson whiskey 10 Bushmills Malt 16 bottles of Coke 7 bottles of tonic 4 7-Up ...and this is the killer: 1 glass of Port and a packet of Cheese and Onion crisps!!??
Ahh the pains some fans have to go through to get a video with their favorite rock star. Watch the torture these blokes endured a few years back when they ran into Liam Gallagher on the streets of Amsterdam and asked an old geezer to take these shots. The video quality sucks but the audio is priceless ....
From Noel Gallagher's official Tour Diary on oasisinet.
Bored of Amsterdam now. Been here 3 days. Far too long for my liking. Still got another show tonight. And a fuckin' day off here tomorrow. There's not a great deal to do here at the best of times but it's particularly grim in the middle of winter.
Glad that Kaka business is over. Somewhat predictably he didn't fancy it. The fuckin' newspapers are having a field day with City at the moment. It's getting boring.
Talking of the papers. Did anyone see that story of Oasis allegedly meeting Tom Cruise in a hotel in Berlin?! Ludicrous. The mind boggles at where these stories come from. Pure nonsense.
Q magazine are with us for a couple of days. At least it'll alleviate the boredom. I like doing interviews. I find myself having opinions on things I truly couldn't care less about. I wonder what they'll ask me about this time? Blur re-forming, I suppose. We'll find out soon enough.
Oasis are excited to announce their first-ever shows in China as part of their current world tour, playing shows in both Beijing and Shanghai. This is in addition to their previously announced show in Hong Kong on 7th April.
The full details of the tour in China are: April 3rd, 2009 - Beijing Capital Gym April 5th, 2009 - Shangai Grand Stage April 7th, 2009 - Hong Kong AsiaWorld Arena
Tickets for Beijing and Shanghai go on sale on Thursday 5th February at 9:00am (local time) via Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster Box-Offices and 400-707-9999.
Tickets for the date in Hong Kong are on sale now through www.hkticketing.com or (+852) 31 288 288 (General Bookings) / (+852) 2629 6240 (Corporate Bookings)
3 More Support Bands Added to Oasis Stadium Tour Lineup
3 more bands have been added to the bills on the Oasis Summer Stadium Tour later this year.
In addition to Kasabian & The Enemy, ticket holders for Edinburgh, Sunderland and Wembley will also have the pleasure of seeing Reverend and the Makers complete a stellar line up of Britain’s finest.
In Manchester and Coventry, Twisted Wheel will be bringing their punk charged guitar anthems to the stage, while in Cardiff, Rhys Ifan’s rock n roll circus The Peth will add a local flavour to the proceedings.
Man Accused of Assault on Gallagher Gets Charge Upgraded
Crown prosecutors have upgraded the charge against a man accused of attacking Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher at a Toronto music festival.
Forty-seven-year-old Daniel Sullivan is now charged with one count of aggravated assault - he was originally charged with assault. Aggravated assault can carry a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison whereas the maximum penalty for assault is five years.
Last September at the Virgin Music Festival, a man ran onto the stage during Oasis' performance and tackled Gallagher from behind.
In a media interview after the incident, Gallagher said he suffered three broken and dislodged ribs after falling onto his speakers.
Sullivan's case is back in court March 6 for a pre-trial hearing.
From Noel Gallagher's official Tour Diary on Oaisisinet.com
When was the last time I sent one of these? I can't remember. Berlin maybe? Fuck knows.
Had to blow the show out in Dusseldorf yesterday. Romeo's lost his voice and can't sing. Think it's already been re-scheduled for sometime in the next week or so.
It does mean we get 2 days off in Amsterdam though (every cloud'n'all that, eh?).
I'm not a massive fan of the 'dam. It used to be pretty laid back and serene in the 80s. It just seems to be full of c***s these days. They all seem to be English and all. Ended up in some Irish bar last night (what would the world be without Irish bars?). Playing pool and getting pissed. It seems me and Cool Prophet are the pool masters.
Dunno what to do today. Go for a walk and get high, I suppose. Or get high and go for a walk?
Austrian Oasis fans can brace themselves for some rock’n’roll routine when the Britrock legends return next month.
The band, which was formed in Manchester in 1991, will return to Vienna to perform at the city’s Stadthalle after three years of absence from the stage.
Last week, Oasis performed in Hamburg as part of their current European tour. Austrian Times went there to find out whether the infamous Gallagher brother can still pull it off.
Hamburg, Germany’s second-biggest city (and not less than "the most beautiful city in the world" for many), is full of contradictions. Its residents, often suspected of being rather reluctant, turn out to be extremely open-minded and straight-forward.
And while Hamburg’s centre attracts with its shopping streets and beautiful canals, many head to the city to have a good time in Sankt Pauli, the city’s red-light and amusement district. The infamous Reeperbahn is where it all started for the Beatles who played the area’s clubs before hitting the big time.
And contradictions could not be stronger. While the Beatles, the big idols of Oasis’ Gallagher brothers, performed in the small clubs of Sankt Pauli in the early 1960s, it was the giant Sporthalle for Oasis on Friday. With around 7,000 fans turning up for the night - an unappealing 1970s building and as a result probably the most atrocious venue in Germany - it was nevertheless sold out.
But there was not much left of the once ferocious rock supernovas Liam Gallagher and co. were once famous for when the band after the band entered the stage at exactly 9pm. Kicking off with "Rock’n’roll star" followed by "Lyla", upbeat fans were treated with the best of the band’s past and present.
However, the whirlwind promise soon ran out of steam as material from their new album "Dig out your soul" was performed. There was hardly any reaction from the audience, not even for the decent single "The shock of the lightning", which made clear that Oasis will now probably always depend on their 1994-1995 glory days.
That said, Noel Gallagher’s decision to dismiss classic "Live Forever", probably the best song he has ever written, is a mystery to many. Noel however manages to compensate this bitter sacrifice with reintroducing acoustic favourite "The Masterplan".
Oasis, who generally appeared tired and burned out, managed to console their fans with Beatles classic "I am the walrus" as a last song of their encore. Frontman Liam Gallagher failing to hit any high notes was the number one talking matter after the show. Only a few days later, the band’s management announced Oasis were forced to reschedule their Düsseldorf date due to a severe throat condition the singer is suffering from.
Oasis set for their first-ever gigs in South Africa
Always keen to explore new countries and venues Oasis will be playing their first-ever gigs in South Africa this April. Their inaugural dates will be:
10th April, 2009 - New Market Racecourse, Johannesburg 13th April, 2009 - Cape Town Ostrich Farm, Cape Town
Both dates are part of the Coca Cola Zero Fest, which they are headlining.
The tickets go on sale from 9am (local time) on Friday 23rd January from Computicket and 083 915 8000.
The gigs are part of their largest-ever World Tour which so far has seen them play Canada, United States, UK, Mexico and Western Europe. The tour will also be taking them to the far east including dates in Japan, China and South Korea.
Oasis Postpone Dusseldorf Show - Liam Gallagher Rests Voice
Oasis have been forced to postpone tonight's sold out show at the Philipshalle in Dusseldorf on medical advice. Liam Gallagher who has had a sore throat for the past few shows was examined by a doctor this morning. The doctor has diagnosed an oedema on Liam's vocal chords and has advised total rest for 48 hours.
The concert has been rescheduled for the 4th of February. All tickets will remain valid for the new date but ticket holders may apply for refunds from the point of ticket purchase.
Oasis are disappointed that they cannot continue with tonight's show as planned and would like to apologise to their fans for the inconvenience.
All other dates on the Oasis European tour will go ahead as planned.
From Noel Gallagher's official Tour Diary on oasisinet.com.
If anyone came to the Hamburg show last night (well done, by the way!), can I just apologise that you had to witness me coughing my insides up at various points during the evening. An undignified sight I know, but this cold is killing me.
We're in Berlin so today I can say, 'Ich bin fuckin' freezing!'.
Not much happening lately. The daily chat's been dominated by the story of that Kaka's proposed move to the almighty Man City. Looks like the Sheiks are starting to put their money where their mouths are. So it looks like Robinho really was just the start! Colossal amounts of money are being talked about. Obscene, some have said. Ferguson's face was a picture in his press conference yesterday though. That in itself was worth £100m. He looked shell-shocked. Bring it on, I say. Fuck morals. Fuck Arsene Wenger and his socialist football nonsense. Fuck all that bollocks about the club losing its identity. What identity?? The fact that we've been skint for 30 years?
Just a thought though, your highness... now you've started throwing the money around - can we have a new kit? No one likes the current one.
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva is no old fogy when it comes to music, telling an audience that his favorite bands in 2008 were Oasis, Guns 'N Roses and The Killers.
Speaking at a dinner at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand on Wednesday night, the Oxford-educated Abhisit said he really liked the comeback records of Oasis and Guns 'N Roses. He added that there were a lot of new bands he liked, including the Artic Monkeys' side project The Last Shadow Puppets.
"When I look around the room, a lot of you were born too early," he said when asked about his top musical picks for 2008. "The Killers new album is good, and there were very good releases last year, comebacks from Oasis, Metallica, even Guns 'N Roses."
Our Pals at Shortlist.com have a great Oasis give away underway, read on !
What’s the story? We’ll tell you – we’re giving away 5 copies of Oasis’s first ever limited edition box set, only available from oasisnet.com. To give some added value to their latest album, the Gallaghers have added to the Dig Out Your Soul Super Deluxe box set with all kinds of tangible extras, including four 12" vinyl discs, two CDs, a DVD and hardback book all housed within an embossed hardback box.
In fact this is the only way to get all 9 bonus songs, remixes and films recorded during the album sessions. Don't walk slowly down the hall, be faster than a cannonball and enter this compo quick!
The Gallagher brothers famously support which football club?
Britpop legends Oasis are the latest band being touted to appear in Shanghai during 2009.
The Gallagher brothers will perform on April 5 2009 at Shanghai Grand Stage according to ticket website piao.com.cn.
No further (or supporting) details are available anywhere at present, although Oasis gigs are already confirmed in Seoul (1 April 2009) and Hong Kong (7 April) at around the same time, so watch this space.
From Noel Gallagher's official tour diary on oasisinet.com
Fuck me it's cold!! Is this tour just gonna follow the snow, or what?
Hello. We're currently in Dresden. In the former East Germany. And it fuckin' feels like it!!
My voice is slowly going. I've got one of those annoying tickley coughs. Apologies in advance if you come to one of the gigs and I can't hit the high-notes but the winter's a bitch and people get colds so, like..erm..fuck off.
My "people" have managed to track me down a replacement jacket for the one that was robbed out of my case. I love my "people".
Hamburg tomorrow. That's where The Beatles came before they went back to Liverpool.
Oasis are the first announcement for the Eden Sessions re-sheduled date will follow the band's stadium tour.
The Eden Project and Oasis have officially announced a new date for the band to play at Eden. The concert on Tuesday 14th July is the first announcement for Eden's 2009 summer music programme.
The previous date, Saturday 27th September 2008, had to be cancelled due to the injury suffered by Noel Gallagher when he was assaulted in Toronto.
Tickets for the 27th September concert will be valid for the new date but any ticket holders who are not able to attend the rescheduled date should contact 0844 5670677 for a full refund.
Eden's Creative Director Peter Hampel said: "Following the disappointment of having to postpone the September gig, we are thrilled that Oasis have agreed to play at Eden on Tuesday 14th July. With winter approaching and a full schedule of arena dates for Oasis over the course of October, we agreed with the band that it would be better not to host an outdoor gig here later this year with the increasing risk of bad weather."
"They will give us the perfect mid-summer focal point to our music programme next year. While we are sorry that fans will have to wait a while to see Oasis here, we are confident that, in the difficult circumstances surrounding Noel's assault, this offers the best possible outcome for all concerned."
A statement from Oasis said: "We'd like to take this opportunity to apologise to fans for the inconvenience caused. Oasis were extremely disappointed not to be able to play the show this year and look forward to seeing you next July."
Oasis' appearance at Eden will come directly after the band's UK and Ireland stadium tour next summer.
Well for those that are bored with us banging on about Oasis, things just got definitely maybe decidedly worse . . . Noel Gallagher rang in to the Automobile Association headquarters personally today and what a thoroughly nice chap HE IS TOO!!!
He wants us to remix the next Oasis single ' Falling Down ' from " Dig Your Own Soul" giving us carte-blanche to do what the f*** we want" . . . . just make it worthy " we repeat "WORTHY" !!!! to fit into "A MONSTROUS PSYCHEDELIC BUBBLE EXPLODING IN YOUR MIND " was his mandate. What a wonderfully humble thing to say . . . .
For those that DON"T KNOW the above mentioned MONSTROUS BUBBLY THINGY he's alluding to, it's our 44 track DJ mix compendium of brain frying food that we compiled and mixed and which was released in Dec just gone and which has been getting some heat among the icicles. It seems from the conversation that one of his party has visited fsoldigital. com and downloaded ALL 8 of the radio MONSTROUS BUBBLES from 1997-2006 and they've all been rightfully freaking out at the mash-up that constitutes the psychedelic manifesto of the AA . . . .
Ex Suede Frontman Anderson Takes Dig at Liam Gallagher
Brett Anderson has apparently taken a swipe at Liam Gallagher for being "theme-park rock'n'roll".
The former Suede frontman seems to insist the true meaning of the term "rock'n'roll" is lost on the Oasis singer and claims he is more of a showman than a musician. He said: "I think rock'n'roll is a load of bulls**t. It's rubbish. It there's anything I would define as rock'n'roll, it's about passion.
"It's not about pretending to be John Lennon and wearing his glasses and getting your hair cut like him. That's theme-park rock'n'roll."
The 41-year-old believes hell raising musicians will regret their actions when they realise they were far more destructive in their careers than they were creative. He added to NME magazine: "It's not about throwing televisions out of windows, it's not about snorting cocaine off supermodels' bums, it's about expressing yourself and having the bravery to commit your thoughts to vinyl.
From Noel Gallagher's Official Tour Diary on oasisinet.com
Arright. Happy new year and all that. How was x.mas for you (not that I give a shit)? I didn't bother much with the unpacking when we got home after the USA tour. But on closer inspection, on the day I packed for this bit, it would seem that somewhere between Washington and Heathrow some C**T baggage handler has been and stole a leather jacket (my favourite, favourite jacket) out of my suitcase. Don't know why I'm telling you this, but I'm devastated.
It's good to be back at work, I must say. If only to pick up the electric guitar again. Just come from Nantes. In France. Which, quite frankly, felt like it was still closed for the holidays. Did manage to stay in THE SHITTEST hotel in the world though. And buy a pair of scissors (don't ask).
I'm looking forwards to this. It's my favourite bit. Great countries. Great cities. Nice people all over the place. We've got some actually brilliant support bands as well.. Twisted Wheel. Glasvegas and Free Peace (who you won't have heard of yet). Google them (I believe that's what you young people do, innit?)
Today we're in Brussels. It's pissing down. I'm staying in bed all day.
In a bit.
PS: Did anyone get that "Psychedelic Bubbles" album?
Artists slash prices as recession rocks the concert business.
Many bands are pairing up in cost effective packages, like Oasis and Weezer, both of whom saw empty seats in the fall. "it'll be less expensive for the fans and for the bands, because we can split the cost of carting around all the stuff it requires to put on a rock show" says Dan Field, Weezer's manager.(p.20)
Speaking of modesty, Weezer's River Cuomo claims that the band's recent 'Troublemaker' tour felt like "the greatest show on earth." Hmm. If that sounds like something Liam Gallagher might say about his own circus, well, perhaps it is no coincidence. Cuomo tells Spinner that Weezer is, in fact, "planning the next leg of the tour to start up again in May of 2009 -- possibly with Oasis." Gee, we don't see any potential ego-clashes there.
"I've noticed over the past few Weezer tours that we just keep getting better and reaching new heights -- both the band, in terms of the power of their sound, but also me as a frontman and performer," Cuomo says.
Last fall, the Weezer rumor mill caused quite a stir when it was reported that the band had plans to record the follow-up to the 'Red Album' immediately after the conclusion of their fall tour, which wrapped up in November. Cuomo says the band did indeed record -- Christmas carols for an iPhone game. Next in line, Weezer plans to release a Spike Jonze video for 'The Greatest Man That Ever Lived' and stick with the color red for awhile.
"We have another tour coming up, like I said, with Oasis," Cuomo says. "Of course, we're always writing and recording and looking towards the next album as well."
Waiting for the Rapture, Oasis at Forest National, Brussels 01-13-09
Oasis made a slight change to their set list on Tuesday night in Brussels and exchanged The Importance of being Idle with Half the World Away . It's the first adjustment made since the start of the Dig Out Your Soul tour in 2008.
Fuckin' In The Bushes Rock 'n' Roll Star Lyla The Shock Of The Lightning Cigarettes & Alcohol The Meaning Of Soul To Be Where There's Life Waiting For The Rapture The Masterplan Songbird Slide Away Morning Glory Ain't Got Nothin' Half The World Away I'm Outta Time Wonderwall Supersonic Don't Look Back In Anger Falling Down Champagne Supernova I Am The Walrus
From Wednesday 14th January MySpace Music and Oasis' MySpace profile page will be premiering an exclusive 18 minute Oasis documentary shot by The Malloys. It will mark the first HD debut of a documentary in the history of MySpace Music.
The Malloys - who have directed numerous White Stripes videos - followed Oasis last September in the lead up to the release of their number one album, 'Dig Out Your Soul'.
Liam, Gem and Andy travelled to the City of New York (nycgo.com) where they taught street musicians to play a number of the new songs. The selected street musicians came from all parts of the city, and had a variety of different ethnic, musical and creative backgrounds. The street musicians rehearsed and then performed the previously unheard new songs at locations throughout the City including MTA approved subway station platforms at Grand Central, Times Square, Penn Station and Astor Place, subtly premiering the album before it came out.
The Malloys followed Oasis and the street musicians through the process and created the 18 minute black and white documentary.
Oasisinet is pleased to announce that Oasis will be playing the AsiaWorld Arena in Hong Kong on April 7th as part of their forthcoming tour of Asia. This will be the band's third visit to Hong Kong having previously played there in 1998 and 2006.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday 13th January from www.hkticketing.com or (+852) 31 288 288General Bookings) / (+852) 2629 6240 (Corporate Bookings)
Heated Debate Over Gallagher's Civic Reception in Ireland
Infamous Oasis hellraisers the Gallagher brothers have been accorded a civic reception by a council in the Republic that wants to honour their Irish roots.
Noel and Liam, notorious for their arguments, would have been impressed with the heated debate that unfolded at Mayo County Council over whether or not to extend the invitation.
In over a century, only 10 such receptions have been formally accorded, including one to All-Ireland winning Carnacon Ladies GAA Club in 2003.
And councillors backed the proposal by Ballina-based Fine Gael councillor Michelle Mulherrin to invite Mancunians Noel and Liam.
The council will now make contact with the brothers and see if they will accept the invitation to the reception, which involves an audience and drinks with all councillors.
Oasis are playing Slane Castle on June 20 which could offer an opportune window in their hectic touring schedule.
Cllr Mulherrin described the brothers, whose mother is a native of Charlestown in Co Mayo, as "the fulfilment of the Irish emigrant dream".
"The Gallagher brothers have won 34 international music awards and it's only right that we should honour them here in Mayo . . . because they always acknowledge their Irish heritage and Charlestown," the councillor said.
Both men visited Charlestown on a regular basis while their grandmother was alive and made one celebrated trip in 1997 when Oasis were at the height of their fame.
But Fianna Fail councillor Johnnie O'Malley questioned the precedent set by a civic reception for the brothers, who were often the centre of negative media attention for their rock and roll life styles.
One of the brothers lost four teeth in an incident on a German tour, Mr O'Malley said.
Tonight the band moves on to Brussels Belgium followed by a tight schedule on the road for the month of January:
Messehalle - Dresden (Germany) - 15th January Sporthalle - Hamburg (Germany) - 16th January Arena - Berlin (Germany) - 18th January Philipshalle - Dusseldorf (Germany) - 19th January Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 21st January Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 22nd January Forum - Copenhagen (Denmark) - 24th January Scandinavium - Gothenburg (Sweden) - 25th January Spektrum - Oslo (Norway) - 27th January Globe - Stockholm (Sweden) - 28th January Zenith - Lille (France) - 30th January Medoquine - Bordeaux (France) - 31st January
Noel Gallagher has once again hinted that he is to release a solo album.
The Oasis rocker revealed that he thinks he will have his own project in the shops before his band finishes the follow-up to last year's Dig Out Your Soul.
"I've got a lot of songs in the vault that are doing nothing. I could probably cobble together an album. I can't put a timescale on it, but it would be great to get them out. I'll get it out sooner or later," he told Josh T. Landow on US radio station WXPN Listen Again .
Gallagher added that the new Oasis album is a good indication of where the band are at now, claiming that he wrote the record's songs in the studio rather than "cherry picking" them from his archives.
The singer also said that he is happy with how the group is received by the public, saying: "People either love us or hate us, which is a cool place to be."
You can always put your trust in Manchester music and the Vortex are set for big things.
Peter Hook is down with them, and they've been setting their controls for the heart of the northern anthem as if Kasabian never existed. Plus, the new demos have been surpassing all expectation: pure anthems for party people. Oh yeah, they just added Bonehead (of Oasis fame) on guitar.
The Vortex , Dirty Soul
Check em out Live :
Jan 16 2009 8:00P: The Queen Is Dead, Borderline London Jan 28 2009 8:00P: Death Disco London Feb 6 2009 8:00P: The Studio Liverpool, Northwest Feb 21 2009 8:00P: The Underground Ashton Feb 25 2009 8:00P: Death Disco London Mar 20 2009 8:00P :The Queen Is Dead, Borderline London
Daniel Craig claims he is a better guitarist than Noel Gallagher.
The British actor would struggle to carry out the Oasis rocker's wishes and play him in a film because he would have to tone down his superior music skills.
Speaking at the European premiere of 'Defiance' in London's Leicester Square last night (07.01.09), Daniel told BANG Showbiz: "Well, I can play the guitar better than he can so I don't know how that's really going to work. He hasn't spoken to me about that yet, but if he wants to make a deal..."
Noel recently revealed the James Bond star - who is a huge Oasis fan - would be perfect to portray him in a movie about the band.
He said: "I wouldn't be averse to a film about Oasis. I would like Daniel to play me. I said to him, 'If you can swing it for me to get the James Bond theme tune, you can play me if they do an Oasis movie.' "
He then joked: "Who would play my brother Liam? I would have to say either Julian Clary or, in his first major role, Jeremy Kyle."
Daniel - who was joined on the red carpet by his co-stars Jamie Bell and Liev Schreiber - also said everyone involved in 'Defiance' did it for the love of the project rather than an inflated fee.
He added: "All the stories we took were based on fact. It was a really good bunch of people. No one did this film for the money.
"We had a laugh, we had to. It was cold so we drank a lot too."
The premiere was also attended by 'Pirates of the Caribbean...' star Jonathan Pryce and UK TV presenter Vanessa Feltz.
Free Peace are pleased to announce that they will be supporting Oasis for their February European tour dates!
Free Peace are - as you might expect - a 'three-piece' from Liverpool formed in August 2008 by local music maverick Edgar Jones - who writes, sings and plays bass. On drums is Edgar's nephew Nick Miniski and Stuart Gimblett plays guitar.
Edgar decided to call it a day on the seven-piece jazzy r'n'b outfit The Joneses and invent something a lot 'leaner and louder'. He called upon the services of Nick and Stu - two talented young musicians who had previously played together in a Liverpool band The Pedantics. Nick had also done an eighteen month stint in The La's. Their sound is loud and heavy but contains a lot of soul.
Led Zeppelin is a definite influence but The Jimi Hendrix Experience and the Southern soul sound of New Orleans also form an important part of the mix.
The January issue of the City Magazine is out now and the big interview for the first edition of 2009 is an exclusive chat with Noel Gallagher.
After years of trying to track down the Oasis star, editor David Clayton finally got his man, and Gallagher revealed: “I’m not sure why dad decided to support City. I think, romantically enough, it was because City were our local team.
“We were born in Longsight and as we all know, the other lot don’t come from Manchester.”
Along with the eight-page Noel feature, there are big interviews with Micah Richards, Benjani and this month’s Emerging Talent sees the magazine catch up with Academy striker Robbie Mak.
City Mag is available from all good news outlets across the Manchester UK area.
NOEL GALLAGHER has revealed he used to kick about with footie hooligans when he was on the dole in Manchester.
The diehard Man City fan confessed that he often found himself at away games with the feared Mayne Line Crew, Under-5s and Young Guvnors in the Eighties.
He said: “I knew all that lot and I still see a few of them today. They were quite mad times. Half of us were on the dole. The grounds we used to go to 20 years ago were dangerous, especially night games at Leeds and places like that, and wondering whether or not you’d make it home in one piece.”
But Noel reckons the experience might have played a part in his decision to become a rock ’n’ roll star.
He said: “I did start a song in the Kippax (a stand at City’s old Maine Road ground) when I’d had a drink. Probably something like, ‘Everywhere we go’ or similar and everyone joined in.
“So maybe the first seeds of my songwriting career were sown at the back of the Kippax.”
Noel also holds his hands up for forgetting the date of the first game he saw.
He said: “I’d got it in my head it was 1971 when we beat Newcastle 5-1 at Maine Road but I’ve recently looked that game up and it was actually 1975.”
Former Auteurs and Black Box Recorder man Luke Haines has launched a series of scathing attacks on some of Britpop's biggest stars, including Oasis, Radiohead and Blur.
The accounts are published in Haines' new autobiography, called 'Bad Vibes: Britpop And My Part In Its Downfall'.
Despite admitting that Noel Gallagher once congratulated him on the quality of his own songs, Haines dismisses Oasis as "mindless northern bluff" in the book, reports The Times.
Blur, who Haines labels "habitual bandwagon jumpers", are summed up by the singer-songwriter as "a masterclass in media complicity".
However, Haines is most bitter about Radiohead, who he calls "that most heinous of creatures, a heavy rock outfit, fright-wig and all".
The book also sees Haines lay into Nirvana's Kurt Cobain for inadvertently starting Britpop by committing suicide. "Without the abrupt end of Nirvana there would have been no light entertainment battle for Number One between Blur and Oasis," he said.
"Not only did Cobain kill himself, he went and left the bloody door open on his way out."
'Bad Vibes: Britpop And My Part In Its Downfall' is out now.
As NME.COM previously reported, Black Box Recorder recently announced their first headline gig in five years, to take place at London's Luminaire venue on February 18.
Since tickets for that gig sold out so quickly, the band have announced a further show at the Luminaire, to take place on February 24.
The Enemy’s frontman Tom Clarke has spoken of the "huge" sound the band have captured on their forthcoming second album.
The band are currently in Wales recording the follow up to their 2007 debut 'We'll Live And Die In These Towns', and Clarke told the Daily Star that he's so pleased with the way sessions have gone that he's not feeling any pressure whatsoever.
"We know we are making something good so there's no need for second album nerves," he said.
"Just imagine the first record has grown a set of bollocks and has got some stubble. It's more worldly and the tunes have more depth. We wanted it to sound huge."
Clarke also admitted he was "absolutely buzzing" at the prospect of The Enemy supporting Oasis on their UK stadium tour next summer.
"Noel Gallagher is my hero of the year for asking us to support him," Clarke said.
"Everyone expects us to be nervous but the bigger the event, the bigger the thrill. Nerves don't come into it. You get a massive shot of adrenaline – that's the pay-off.
"We're going to go on, play our gig, get our rush of adrenaline and then go watch Oasis and Kasabian – what a shit job!"
Jay-Z was a controversial choice of Glastonbury headliner, but his Saturday night Pyramid Stage performance was ecstatically received. Watched by his wife Beyonce, he answered the criticism of his appearance from Noel Gallagher by kicking off his set with a mock cover of Oasis' 'Wonderwall'. Pic: Guy Eppel